The yacht Vava II is 96 meter (315ft) motor yacht built by Devonport Yachts.
Her exterior is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, while Rémi Tessier is responsible for her interior. The yacht Vava II can accommodate 22 guests and 34 crew. Vava 2 is built of steel with an aluminum superstructure. Her max speed is 19 knots.
The yacht is rumored to have cost more than US$ 150 million. She is the largest yacht built in the UK. The last years she has been traveling the world and was seen in destinations as Cape Town, St Barths, Ft Lauderdale and Boston. In 2012 Vava II replaced the ‘smaller’ yacht Vava. We believe that the old Vava is still owned by the Bertarelli family.
Her features include a helicopter landing pad, and a large swimming pool. The yacht carries an Airbus H145 helicopter, with registration HB-
Vava is a 47.30m (155.18ft) motor yacht, custom built in 1996 by Feadship in Kaag (Royal van Lent). This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of De Voogt Naval Architects. The yacht's interior has been designed by Robert de Nijs. She was last refitted in 2005. Luxury yacht Vava has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with a beam of 8.70m (28.54ft) and a 2.75m (9.02ft) draft. Vava is capable of 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 15 knots from her 61,700-
The yacht Vava is not available for charter.
Who is Ernesto Bertarelli? He is a Swiss-
His father founded Serono, a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Bertarelli became CEO and Deputy Chairman in 1996. When his father died, he and his sister Dona inherited Serono in 1998. Changing the company’s focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased rapidly. The company is famous for a natural hormone used in the treatment of female infertility and the multiple sclerosis therapy Rebif.
In 2007 Bertarelli sold Serono to Merck KG for US$ 13 billion. The merged company is now named Merck-
He is currently owner of the Kedge Capital Group, an investment management firm, and the Ares Life Sciences, a private equity company. Bertarelli is an active sailor, his team Alinghi won the America’s cup twice.
Ernesto and Kirsty live in a large villa on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, named Villa Tatiana. In recent years it has been renovated at a reported cost of US$ 7.5 million.
Bertarelli is active in philanthropy through his Bertarelli Foundation. The foundation focusses on healthcare projects and marine conservation. The Foundation sponsors the world’s largest marine reserve in the Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean. Covering a protected area of some 210,000 sq. miles, the no-
His wife Kirsty Bertarelli is a former Miss UK (1988). She is also a succesfull pop singer, with hits in cooperation with DJ Armin van Buuren. She was co-
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli own a Bombardier Global Express XRS private jet with registration HB-